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Chris Dorner

CORNERED

In Gun Battle with Cops

2/12/2013 5:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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5:15 PM PT
-- The cabin has burned to the ground. Police are still surrounding the property and waiting to move in to begin searching for any sign of Dorner.

4:18 PM PT --
The entire cabin is on fire -- and one person on the scene says it's "completely engulfed in flames." It's unclear if Dorner is still inside.

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3:50 PM PT --
The L.A. Times is reporting one of the deputies shot in the crossfire has died from his injuries.

2:52 PM PT -- TMZ has learned ... the L.A. City Fire Dept. is airlifting the L.A.P.D. SWAT team to Big Bear so they can help with the standoff. 

2:39 PM PT --
The FAA has implemented "Temporary Flight Restrictions" around Big Bear due to the gun battle. Only law enforcement aircraft can fly in the restricted area.

The restricted area is 5 miles in radius, from the ground up to 13,000 feet above sea level, which is about 5,000 feet above ground level.

1:48 PM PT --
There seems to be a lull in the gunfire. Cops have also confirmed two deputies were shot by the suspect -- the extent of their injuries is unclear.

1:35 PM PT
-- Cops involved in the gun battle are screaming at a local reporter at the scene to "get the f**k out."

Cops have repeatedly cussed at the reporter -- demanding that he leave for his own good.



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Murder suspect/ex-cop Christopher Dorner is now cornered by cops in a remote cabin in Big Bear, CA ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... and we're now told Dorner is using smoke grenades to fend off police. 

We're also hearing there are 2 officers down.

One source directly involved in the case tells TMZ, "We have him cornered."   This comes after a couple were the victims of a home invasion robbery in Big Bear.  The suspect fled in a white Dodge pickup truck and a State Fish and Game ranger fired on the vehicle.

Cops believe they are now poised to get their man.  We're told a perimeter has been established by cops.

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91.

hoopee    

After reading that manifesto, I thought this guy had some skills. Now, I hear he's been caught by the "Elk Mafia" Fish & Wildlife Officers? That's gotta be embarrassing.!

517 days ago
92.

Gargamel    

They are not going to take this guy alive and I also believe that he probably was wronged at his job for him to go on a killing spree like he did. People today don't know how to treat their fellow man and this is the end result.

517 days ago
93.

Mike    

This guy is a big, strong, 270 lb. badazz mofo with military training. It's not like anyone is going to be messing with him in prison.

Heck, since he was going after the LAPD he might be a hero to some of the other prisoners even though he's a former cop.

If he gives up now, it might not be too bad for him in prison for another 20+ years until he gets executed. In Cali, they don't execute many of them anyway I hear. It's not like in Texas.

517 days ago
94.

Proud2bBlack    

Run Dorner Run!!!! Don't let em take you alive!!!

517 days ago
95.

cluesarethere    

Is it too early to cast actors for the movie... I say LL cool J plays Dorner.

517 days ago
96.

Marvin    

Checkmate Biatch!!!

517 days ago
97.

Mike    

They said that CNN is not showing "live" shots from the helicopter camera. I think they are mostly just looping a video recording.

517 days ago
98.

A.L.FOX    

Shoot the s.o.b. in the crotch, at least half a dozen times, then let him bleed to death,etc.

517 days ago
99.

Soamazing    

Darn Dorner! I had hoped for a more movie like ending...months if not years from now. Soon as they confirm noone else is in that cabin they will shot to kill. Too bad for the owner of the cabin. It is cabin renting season afterall...

517 days ago
100.

AKRN    

RIP Christopher Dorner

517 days ago
101.

oink    

North Korea should aim that nuclear missle at Los Angeles.

517 days ago
102.

Stephen    

Great, get killed to give us a play by play and die on the air. The police have to worry about your ass trying to take down this nut. What a dumb ass reporter

517 days ago
103.

prince luvr    

Kill this mofo

517 days ago
104.

prince luvr    

Idgaf why he did it ,hes a murderer

517 days ago
105.

Majestik    

HOLY CRAP. Really guys? I'm glad I've got CNN in the background because I've gotten all my info a half hour before you guys did and you haven't reported the truth YET

517 days ago
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